VALENCIA (Spain) – France and Spain have handed over the reins to the co-organizers of the FIBA ââWomen’s EuroBasket 2023, Slovenia and Israel in an official handover ceremony.
The symbolic act, in line with a now established tradition of the event, took place at half-time of the semi-final meeting between Belarus and France in Valencia on Saturday evening.
Mr. Kamil Novak, Executive Director of FIBA ââEurope, handing the official ball to the President of the Israel Basketball Association, Mr. Amiram Halev
Spain gave way to Slovenia as the next hosts in the finals, while France gave way to Israel.
Mr. Jean-Pierre Siutat, President of the French Basketball Federation and member of the Board of Directors of FIBA ââEurope, presented the official ball of the event to the Executive Director of FIBA ââEurope, Mr. Kamil Novak, who then handed it over to the President of the Israel Basketball Association, Mr. Amiram HalÃ©vy.
FIBA Europe President Mr Turgay Demirel hands the ball over to former Slovenian international and FIBA ââWomen’s EuroBasket 2023 Ambassador Ms Maja Erkic
Likewise, the President of the Spanish Basketball Federation, Mr. Jorge Garbajosa, handed the official ball of the event to the President of FIBA ââEurope, Mr. Turgay Demirel, who then handed it over to the former Slovenian international and FIBA ââWomen’s EuroBasket 2023 ambassador, Ms. Maja Erkic.
Israeli Basketball Association President Mr. Amiram Halev with FIBA ââWomen’s EuroBasket 2023 Ambassador Ms. Maja Erkic
The 39th edition of the FIBA ââWomen’s EuroBasket will be the fourth to implement co-organizing functions since 2015.
Tel Aviv in Israel and the Slovenian cities of Koper and Celje will each host part of the group stage, while the Slovenian capital Ljubljana will serve as the setting for the finals in 2023.